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Bobcat walks into Wash. home

PORT LUDLOW, Wash. (AP) - A homeowner who lives along Washington's Hood Canal says he left his front door open for his own cats. He wasn't expecting a 35-pound bobcat to walk in, but that's what happened.

The Port Ludlow resident told animal control officers he watched the wild cat jump over a couch, climb over a big screen TV and then jump up to a loft, where it made itself at home.

Washington Fish and Wildlife Officer Win Miller tells KING-TV the bobcat "felt safe upstairs." With the help of a tranquilizer gun, animal control officers were able to secure the cat and remove it from the home last weekend.

Fish and Wildlife says the bobcat was not harmed and was released back into the wild about six miles from the home. One of the homeowner's pet cats was briefly scared away, but "Boo Boo" made it home safely Tuesday.

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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